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Hook Norton Old Hooky

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The Furze WrenBexleyheath, Greater London12 Feb 2024
The Watch HouseLewisham, Greater London08 Oct 2023
The GreyhoundBromley, Greater London28 Aug 2023
The Gate ClockGreenwich, Greater London15 Mar 2023
The New Cross TurnpikeWelling, Greater London06 Jan 2023
The County HotelAshford, Kent12 May 2022
Royal Victoria PavilionRamsgate, Kent11 Aug 2021
The Mechanical ElephantMargate, Kent19 May 2021
The Board InnBridlington, North Yorkshire18 Aug 2019
The Royal OakDorchester, Dorset03 May 2019
The Golden HopeSittingbourne, Kent14 Feb 2019
The Globe InnHythe, Kent22 Nov 2018
Bucks HeadGoddens Green, Kent17 Nov 2018
The White SwanSolihull, West Midlands02 Dec 2017
The CapitolForest Hill, Greater London27 Jul 2017
The Great HarryWoolwich, Greater London13 Apr 2017
White HartBuckingham, Buckinghamshire10 Sep 2016
The Tailor's ChalkSidcup, Greater London20 Aug 2016
The Eight BellsDover, Kent14 Aug 2016
The Ward JacksonHartlepool, Durham15 Nov 2015
The North Western (formerly The Head of Steam)Liverpool, Merseyside01 Aug 2015
George & DragonWereham, Norfolk25 May 2015
The King LudRyde, Isle of Wight14 May 2015
Ye Olde Reine Deer InnBanbury, Oxfordshire14 May 2015
Pear Tree InnHook Norton, Oxfordshire14 May 2015
Hamilton HallCity, Central London21 Apr 2015
The GateFair Green, Norfolk19 Apr 2015
Greswolde Arms HotelKnowle, West Midlands13 Jan 2015
J.J. Moon'sRuislip Manor, Greater London04 Jan 2015
Jolly DraymanGravesend, Kent22 Nov 2014
The Angel (formerly Lloyds No.1)Basingstoke, Hampshire08 Nov 2014
The Blue BellKidsgrove, Staffordshire09 Oct 2014
The PilotDungeness, Kent07 Sep 2014
The Belle and LionSheerness, Kent23 Jul 2014
The Society RoomsMaidstone, Kent19 Jul 2014
The Kings ArmsHitchin, Hertfordshire03 Jun 2014
Kings HeadShadoxhurst, Kent21 May 2014
Hare & HoundsSt Albans, Hertfordshire01 May 2014
The Crosse KeysCity, Central London05 Mar 2014
The Sovereign of the SeasPetts Wood, Greater London21 Jan 2014
The VictoriaHitchin, Hertfordshire14 Nov 2013
Royal StandardEly, Cambridgeshire04 Nov 2013
The Bell InnIvychurch, Kent12 Oct 2013
Black GriffinCanterbury, Kent23 Sep 2013
The Fox & CrownNewark, Nottinghamshire16 Sep 2013
The Brickmaker's ArmsMaidstone, Kent31 Aug 2013
The Dovecote InnCapel-le-Ferne, Kent25 Jul 2013
Bushel & StrikeHeacham, Norfolk20 Jun 2013
LansdownBristol, Avon06 Jun 2013
Ye Hole in Ye WallLiverpool, Merseyside27 Apr 2013
The BearStratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire09 Apr 2013
The Stanley ArmsPortslade, East Sussex10 Feb 2013
Six BellsWoodchurch, Kent05 Jan 2013
The Betjeman ArmsKing's Cross / St Pancras, Central London31 Dec 2012
The KnottManchester, Greater Manchester27 Dec 2012
The Kings ArmsOffham, Kent25 Dec 2012
The Hand & HeartPeterborough, Cambridgeshire27 Nov 2012
Fountain InnGloucester, Gloucestershire03 Nov 2012
The Bell InnMoreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire02 Nov 2012
The Hop PocketBossingham, Kent20 Oct 2012
The Muggleton InnMaidstone, Kent17 Oct 2012
Black Horse & HoodensBorough Green, Kent01 Oct 2012
The Crooked BilletWare, Hertfordshire29 Sep 2012
The Samuel PetoFolkestone, Kent29 Jul 2012
The WindmillHollingbourne, Kent27 Jul 2012
Eagle TavernWitney, Oxfordshire10 Feb 2012
The Swatters CarrMiddlesbrough, North Yorkshire31 Dec 2011
White HorseOxford, Oxfordshire29 Oct 2011
The White HorseMaidstone, Kent16 Oct 2011
The Archibald SimpsonAberdeen, Aberdeenshire23 Aug 2011
The Tom Cobley TavernSpreyton, Devon24 Jun 2011
The Victoria (formerly Tap and Spile)North Shields, Tyne and Wear22 Apr 2011
Burton Bridge InnBurton upon Trent, Staffordshire07 Apr 2011
The New InnCanterbury, Kent15 Mar 2011
SwanLoose, Kent25 Feb 2011
The Red LionBromley, Greater London15 Dec 2010
Rushden Historical Transport SocietyRushden, Northamptonshire18 Sep 2010
The Swan Inn (old entry now superseded)Wittersham, Kent22 Aug 2010
The Black HorseBirmingham, West Midlands15 Aug 2010
The Samuel LloydCorby, Northamptonshire20 Jun 2010
The Picture HouseColwyn Bay, Conwy31 May 2010
The ChequersLaddingford, Kent06 Feb 2010
The SwanMaidstone, Kent06 Dec 2009
Peyton ArmsStoke Lyne, Oxfordshire08 Nov 2009
The Butchers ArmsHerne, Kent17 Oct 2009
The William MorrisHammersmith, Greater London13 Oct 2009
The SmithfieldDerby, Derbyshire14 Jul 2009
Montefiore ArmsRamsgate, Kent31 Jan 2009
Ship CenturionWhitstable, Kent25 Jan 2009
Rose & CrownOxford, Oxfordshire09 Feb 2008
The Saxon ShoreHerne Bay, Kent26 Aug 2007
Ostrich InnNewland, Gloucestershire30 Jun 2007
King & QueenEast Malling, Kent20 Aug 2005
The Case is AlteredHarrow Weald, Greater London19 Jun 2005

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

The Furze Wren, Bexleyheath, Greater London

Philip PirripPoor12 Feb 2024 No off flavours but a dark haziness so not right. Swapped with good grace
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Nov 2023
Philip PirripGood13 Nov 2023 I rarely find this in peak condition. Could have better head and lacing
Philip PirripNot Tried08 May 2023
Philip PirripExcellent26 Apr 2023 Great basic bitter holding head and lacing throughout
Philip PirripNot Tried23 Dec 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried05 Aug 2019

The Watch House, Lewisham, Greater London

Philip PirripAcceptable08 Oct 2023 Poor in flavour. I did not recognise it as Old Hooky, plus was too creamy
Philip PirripGood27 Aug 2023 Served with some reluctance near to closing time as all trays had been cleaned out!
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Jan 2023
Philip PirripAcceptable08 Jan 2023 Not quite right but drinkable
Philip PirripNot Tried21 Aug 2022
Philip PirripNot Tried24 Aug 2020
Philip PirripNot Tried19 Aug 2020
Philip PirripGood15 Aug 2020 Good but very chilled
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Dec 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Dec 2019 Tired taster
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Dec 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried30 Nov 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried16 Nov 2019
Philip PirripPoor15 Sep 2018 Stale taste and smell, lemonade splashes helped it down
Philip PirripAcceptable12 Jun 2018 Rather cloying
Philip PirripNot Tried05 Oct 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Jan 2013

The Greyhound, Bromley, Greater London

Philip PirripGood28 Aug 2023 Good but have had better

The Gate Clock, Greenwich, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent15 Mar 2023 Better condition than yesterday's made this very enjoyable indeed
Philip PirripGood14 Mar 2023 Good body to this
Philip PirripExcellent05 Feb 2023 By far the very best ale of the evening and the cheapest too
Philip PirripGood31 Jan 2022
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Nov 2021
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Nov 2021
Philip PirripAcceptable02 Nov 2021 New cask today but rather lacklustre
Philip PirripGood07 Oct 2021 Emphasis on its maltiness
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Feb 2020
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Nov 2019
Philip PirripAcceptable03 Nov 2019 Taste OK but not sure about condition
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Oct 2019
Philip PirripAcceptable30 Jun 2019 Overly fruity, bordering on sickly

The New Cross Turnpike, Welling, Greater London

Philip PirripGood06 Jan 2023 Might have been even better if not had its guts ripped out of it through a tight sparkler.
Philip PirripNot Tried18 Mar 2020
Philip PirripAcceptable12 Jun 2019 Distinctly average, helped down with some lemonade dashes
Philip PirripNot Tried02 Feb 2019
Philip PirripAcceptable28 Jan 2019 Poured quite flat
Philip PirripNot Tried24 Nov 2016
Philip PirripExcellent03 Sep 2016
Philip PirripAcceptable01 Aug 2015 Cloying and sticky
AlenomoreNot Tried10 Apr 2010

The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried12 May 2022
ChrisEGood10 Oct 2021 Too cold for my liking, otherwise O.K.
IanNot Tried16 Sep 2007
IanPoor09 Oct 2005 Not how I remember it. Light chestnut colour with toffee and stilton aromas. Some herby hop, but stilton flavour really is dominant.
IanNot Tried07 Jun 2005
IanGood27 Mar 2005 Still a really good best bitter with excellent hops and malt

Royal Victoria Pavilion, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserAcceptable11 Aug 2021 Just acceptable. On the way out.

The Mechanical Elephant, Margate, Kent

DosserAcceptable19 May 2021 Lacking body but acceptable.
DosserAcceptable22 Oct 2020 Not enjoyable. Tasted like a national brand!

The Board Inn, Bridlington, North Yorkshire

Jack WilliamNot Tried18 Aug 2019

The Royal Oak, Dorchester, Dorset

TrevorNot Tried03 May 2019

The Golden Hope, Sittingbourne, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried14 Feb 2019

The Globe Inn, Hythe, Kent

ChrisEGood22 Nov 2018

Bucks Head, Goddens Green, Kent

WittendenGood17 Nov 2018 A bit of a blast from the past. Malty and mellow.Unusual to find a guest in a Sheps' pub?

The White Swan, Solihull, West Midlands

Stephen HarrisNot Tried02 Dec 2017

The Capitol, Forest Hill, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried27 Jul 2017

The Great Harry, Woolwich, Greater London

Philip PirripAcceptable13 Apr 2017 Distinctly average

White Hart, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried10 Sep 2016

The Tailor's Chalk, Sidcup, Greater London

Philip PirripAcceptable20 Aug 2016 New on today. Too fresh

The Eight Bells, Dover, Kent

Stephen HarrisNot Tried14 Aug 2016

The Ward Jackson, Hartlepool, Durham

Stephen HarrisNot Tried15 Nov 2015
ChrisENot Tried20 Jun 2013

The North Western (formerly The Head of Steam), Liverpool, Merseyside

HSBNot Tried01 Aug 2015

George & Dragon, Wereham, Norfolk

HSBGood25 May 2015 Fresh cask

The King Lud, Ryde, Isle of Wight

Philip PirripAcceptable14 May 2015 A half downed in one and outta this place, as served in plastic

Ye Olde Reine Deer Inn, Banbury, Oxfordshire

ChrisENot Tried14 May 2015
Stephen HarrisNot Tried28 Aug 2013

Pear Tree Inn, Hook Norton, Oxfordshire

ChrisENot Tried14 May 2015

Hamilton Hall, City, Central London

HSBNot Tried21 Apr 2015
HSBNot Tried05 Sep 2013

The Gate, Fair Green, Norfolk

HSBNot Tried19 Apr 2015

Greswolde Arms Hotel, Knowle, West Midlands

ChrisEGood13 Jan 2015 Very good pint that was accidentally topped up with a few squirts of Wadworth 6X

J.J. Moon's, Ruislip Manor, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried04 Jan 2015

Jolly Drayman, Gravesend, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried22 Nov 2014
ChrisEGood22 Nov 2014

The Angel (formerly Lloyds No.1), Basingstoke, Hampshire

Nick WillisNot Tried08 Nov 2014

The Blue Bell, Kidsgrove, Staffordshire

Nick WillisNot Tried09 Oct 2014

The Pilot, Dungeness, Kent

ChrisENot Tried07 Sep 2014

The Belle and Lion, Sheerness, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried23 Jul 2014

The Society Rooms, Maidstone, Kent

TobesNot Tried19 Jul 2014
PedroGood04 Feb 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried10 Dec 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried18 Sep 2012
PedroExcellent17 Sep 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried23 Aug 2012
PedroNot Tried05 Jul 2012
PedroExcellent08 Aug 2011
PedroNot Tried20 Jun 2011
PedroNot Tried06 Jan 2010

The Kings Arms, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

HSBNot Tried03 Jun 2014

Kings Head, Shadoxhurst, Kent

ChrisENot Tried21 May 2014

Hare & Hounds, St Albans, Hertfordshire

HSBNot Tried01 May 2014

The Crosse Keys, City, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried05 Mar 2014

The Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood, Greater London

oz11Not Tried21 Jan 2014
oz11Not Tried08 Jan 2013
oz11Not Tried25 Jun 2012

The Victoria, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

HSBNot Tried14 Nov 2013

Royal Standard, Ely, Cambridgeshire

HSBNot Tried04 Nov 2013

The Bell Inn, Ivychurch, Kent

ChrisEExcellent12 Oct 2013
DosserAcceptable12 Oct 2013 Bland and boring not like Hooky of old.
AlenomoreNot Tried07 Jul 2013
ChrisENot Tried28 Apr 2012
Philip PirripExcellent28 Apr 2012 Always good to have with its woody complexion and taste
HSBGood28 Apr 2012
Magnus GreelNot Tried28 Apr 2012

Black Griffin, Canterbury, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried23 Sep 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried03 Sep 2013

The Fox & Crown, Newark, Nottinghamshire

Philip PirripNot Tried16 Sep 2013

The Brickmaker's Arms, Maidstone, Kent

TobesExcellent31 Aug 2013
PedroNot Tried20 Aug 2013
PedroGood18 Aug 2013

The Dovecote Inn, Capel-le-Ferne, Kent

thebrewingmanNot Tried25 Jul 2013

Bushel & Strike, Heacham, Norfolk

HSBGood20 Jun 2013

Lansdown, Bristol, Avon

Stephen HarrisNot Tried06 Jun 2013

Ye Hole in Ye Wall, Liverpool, Merseyside

ChrisENot Tried27 Apr 2013

The Bear, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

AndrewNot Tried09 Apr 2013

The Stanley Arms, Portslade, East Sussex

Stephen HarrisNot Tried10 Feb 2013

Six Bells, Woodchurch, Kent

ChrisENot Tried05 Jan 2013

The Betjeman Arms, King's Cross / St Pancras, Central London

Philip PirripGood31 Dec 2012 It was topped up but only upon request

The Knott, Manchester, Greater Manchester

MickNot Tried27 Dec 2012

The Kings Arms, Offham, Kent

PedroNot Tried25 Dec 2012
PedroNot Tried25 Nov 2012
PedroExcellent24 Nov 2012

The Hand & Heart, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

StephenNot Tried27 Nov 2012

Fountain Inn, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried03 Nov 2012

The Bell Inn, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Philip PirripNot Tried02 Nov 2012

The Hop Pocket, Bossingham, Kent

MickExcellent20 Oct 2012 A good pint, malty smoothness with balancing hops, very nice.

The Muggleton Inn, Maidstone, Kent

PedroNot Tried17 Oct 2012
PedroNot Tried13 May 2011

Black Horse & Hoodens, Borough Green, Kent

PedroExcellent01 Oct 2012
PedroNot Tried27 Aug 2010

The Crooked Billet, Ware, Hertfordshire

HSBGood29 Sep 2012

The Samuel Peto, Folkestone, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried29 Jul 2012
IanNot Tried29 Dec 2006

The Windmill, Hollingbourne, Kent

PedroNot Tried27 Jul 2012
AlenomoreExcellent30 Jun 2012 The fourth member of our group, she thought this was spot on too.

Eagle Tavern, Witney, Oxfordshire

HSBExcellent10 Feb 2012

The Swatters Carr, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

McGargleNot Tried31 Dec 2011

White Horse, Oxford, Oxfordshire

AndrewNot Tried29 Oct 2011

The White Horse, Maidstone, Kent

PedroGood16 Oct 2011
AlenomoreExcellent16 Oct 2011 A fresh cask on and very nice too.

The Archibald Simpson, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleNot Tried23 Aug 2011

The Tom Cobley Tavern, Spreyton, Devon

StuNot Tried24 Jun 2011

The Victoria (formerly Tap and Spile), North Shields, Tyne and Wear

Flying.geordieExcellent22 Apr 2011

Burton Bridge Inn, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

GarryAcceptable07 Apr 2011

The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

BrianNot Tried15 Mar 2011 Seemed to be selling well

Swan, Loose, Kent

PedroGood25 Feb 2011

The Red Lion, Bromley, Greater London

PedroGood15 Dec 2010

Rushden Historical Transport Society, Rushden, Northamptonshire

StephenNot Tried18 Sep 2010

The Swan Inn (old entry now superseded), Wittersham, Kent

PedroNot Tried22 Aug 2010

The Black Horse, Birmingham, West Midlands

PedroNot Tried15 Aug 2010

The Samuel Lloyd, Corby, Northamptonshire

StephenGood20 Jun 2010 Never realised how strong this was till i put this review in good fruity malts well balanced by the hops

The Picture House, Colwyn Bay, Conwy

ChrisENot Tried31 May 2010

The Chequers, Laddingford, Kent

PedroExcellent06 Feb 2010

The Swan, Maidstone, Kent

PedroExceptional06 Dec 2009
PedroExcellent04 Dec 2009
PedroExcellent27 Nov 2009 Easy drinking !
ChrisEExcellent26 Nov 2009

Peyton Arms, Stoke Lyne, Oxfordshire

AndrewNot Tried08 Nov 2009
Magnus GreelNot Tried23 Nov 2007

The Butchers Arms, Herne, Kent

AndrewNot Tried17 Oct 2009
GlynExceptional25 Aug 2009 Excellent
KBExcellent21 Aug 2009 what a good beer this is - served in the best condition
GlynExceptional11 Mar 2009 Andy the Onion loves it
IanNot Tried27 Feb 2009
GlynExcellent10 Feb 2009
MickNot Tried06 Feb 2009
MickNot Tried30 Jan 2009
BlairGood30 Jan 2009 Chestnut coloured bitter. Very fruity with a nutty flavour to it. Very nice.
GlynExcellent27 Jan 2009 Brings back memories of my student days,inspired choice to put it back on the menu.
MickNot Tried24 Jan 2009
AndrewExcellent24 Jan 2009 This was great. Tawny brown in colour with hints of red fruit and a great subtle, slightly dry, malt body. Very drinkable
KBExcellent18 Jan 2009
KenExcellent16 Jan 2009
GlynExceptional14 Jan 2009 One of my favourites,great to have it back.
GlynExcellent05 Jan 2009 luvly
BlairNot Tried31 May 2008

The William Morris, Hammersmith, Greater London

IanNot Tried13 Oct 2009

The Smithfield, Derby, Derbyshire

IanNot Tried14 Jul 2009

Montefiore Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

BlairGood31 Jan 2009 Fruity and nutty bitter. Good beer.

Ship Centurion, Whitstable, Kent

AndrewNot Tried25 Jan 2009

Rose & Crown, Oxford, Oxfordshire

IanExcellent09 Feb 2008 Clearly a great pint of Old Hooky. The best I've had in ages. Lovely.

The Saxon Shore, Herne Bay, Kent

AndrewAcceptable26 Aug 2007 Sickly malt dominated. Drinkable but not good
AndrewNot Tried24 Aug 2007

Ostrich Inn, Newland, Gloucestershire

ColinExcellent30 Jun 2007

King & Queen, East Malling, Kent

IanNot Tried20 Aug 2005

The Case is Altered, Harrow Weald, Greater London

AndrewUndrinkable19 Jun 2005 This was cloudy with large pieces of sediment in it. I threw it away.

Hook Norton Old Hooky

4.60% ABV.

A beautifully balanced beer, fruity by nature, with a well-rounded body and the suggestive echo of Crystal Malt..

We have tried this beer 82 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

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